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ERIC Number: ED362709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 145
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics for the 90's. Toward a New Perspective. 353 Project.
Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.
This publication for adult basic education (ABE)/General Educational Development program (GED) instructors contains some ideas for altering attitudes about mathematics. It provides ideas for broadening ABE/GED mathematics curricula and finding more effective ways of bridging mathematics in the GED classroom with mathematics in postsecondary training/education or the workplace. Section 1 presents a philosophy, describes what mathematics education is, and discusses changing mathematics education. Section 2 begins with a Student Bill of Rights. A paper on "A Current and (Still) Developing Mathematics Curriculum" developed at Mt. Hood Community College follows. It includes the diagnostic tests--Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) and Scott-Foresman Test I Part A and Test II Part B--used to assign students to mathematics groups and Scott-Foresman correlation charts, CASAS pre/posttests and correlations charts, and GED practice tests used to monitor student progress. Lists of 11 sources/resources and of topics covered on the new KET Math Basics videotape series are provided. Section 2 concludes with a brief comment on delivery ideas regarding both students and instructors. Section 3 is a sampling of definitions, processes, worksheets, and games. Areas covered include identifying and reducing math anxiety; a mathematics-English dictionary (translations); working with word problems (continuing and applying the translations); estimation; confronting the calculator; attacking algebra; and fun and games. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.